Working with Laboratories

Central Outside Labs

If your study will use a central lab (a lab outside of MGUH), there will be specific instructions for obtaining, processing, storing, and shipping samples described in your study protocol. You should consider what facilities are needed for processing and storing samples before the trial begins.

MGUH Laboratories (including Pathology)

If your study will use the MGUH laboratories (including Pathology), you should fill out a Request For Laboratory Testing Form. If your protocol requires unique or special interpretation or reporting of lab results. The completed form should be faxed to 202-444-1507.  

For any questions on this process, please contact Debbie Ellerby, Clinical Informatics Director.

MGUH Laboratory CAP/CLIA documents:

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is both CLIA and CAP certified. Documentation of those certifications is available for review upon request by contacting the main office at 202-784-3614.

Local Outside Laboratories

If you plan on using a local outside laboratory, be sure to contact the laboratory early in the approval process in order to obtain prices for your labs.